Yes, this thread is about trashing one's beliefs. I will put forth my beliefs about life and the world, and the meaning of life etc etc and the job of the rest is to question my beliefs, critisize them, and analize them. The purpose of doing this is to test if my "Theory on Life" is correct or not. I love truth and as I treat my thinking seriously (although once I put forth my beliefs I know a lot of people will call me childish, I'm serious) I would like to get serious responses. What I hope to accomplish by putting my beliefs forth is so that I can change/modify them and hence be in the way of truth. The last thing I want to do with my life its belief in a lie or something that its wrong. For half my life I believed in things which now I think were a lie/wrong.
I would hope that we could discuss in a kind of Socratic way so that we can come to an agreement in things like; Whats good? Whats bad? What are ethics, what a good man does in life etc etc. In other words, eternal truths... a philosophy we can apply to our daily life and also to everything else... and that we know its right.
I am deeply trouble by ethical questions all the days of my life; from spitting in the floor, or throwing trash in the floor, to sex before marriage issue -- I always ask myself, is it right? And so I hope someone respond and in the end of the thread we come to some definitions and conclusions. But before we start (if anybody is interested as I'm not sure if anybody at all is gonna respond to this as my Topic about Plato's book didn't get any response), I would like to ask a question;
In this world there are two kinds of people; Those who have beliefs that are flexible, (for example; if you proof to me that theres a God, and he is the Christian God, I will follow him.) Or the people who can't never change their beliefs (Like most religious people...)
The question is; which one is right?
The problems about having flexible beliefs, I have noticed, is that people doesn't know what you belief and so they lose confidence and respect towards you, as your beliefs just keep changing. Some people start thinking you are confuse. And maybe with this kind of belief of having flexible beliefs you do get confuse... and uncertain.
The good side of having flexible beliefs is that you won't have blind faith or you won't be unreasonable. Hence you can find truth more easily.
The people with constand and almost never changing beliefs are more confident (in a sense). But they might become unreasonable.
This question is the first one because the answer to it will tell what kind of outcome this thread will have, on whether we'll reach some definitions or it will just be a mere waste of time, where people argue and then leave with the same beliefs they had before the argument.
So who would be up for it?